Vertigo is commonly described as a false sensation that the world around you is spinning, tilting, or rocking. The symptom alone is not dangerous, but if it occurs during certain activities such as driving a car or climbing a ladder, the potential for harm is severe. The fear of having another vertigo episode can cause a person immense anxiety or simply keep them from doing their usual daily tasks.
Conditions That Are Associated with Vertigo
Here are several health conditions that include vertigo as a primary symptom:
- Labyrinthitis: Inflammation of the inner ear leading to hearing loss and vertigo
- BPPV: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is caused by the crystals of the inner ear moving out of place and interfering with proper fluid movement
- Vestibular Neuronitis: Nerves of the inner ear responsible for balance become inflamed
- Meniere’s disease: Symptoms include vertigo, a feeling of fullness in the affected ear, tinnitus, and possible hearing loss that may become permanent if not cared for
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Finding a Solution for Your Vertigo Symptoms
There are a number of medications that help to temporarily relieve vertigo symptoms, but to go back to a life without the concern of a sudden vertigo attack, it is necessary to find the underlying cause of the vertigo episodes. By taking a look at the conditions that have vertigo as a symptom, there is a common theme among them all: the communication between the brain and body has been interrupted and is affecting balance perception. So, the question is, what is causing this disruption?
There is a known connection between a misalignment in the upper vertebrae of the neck and vertigo. The reason for this is that when these particular bones shift out of alignment, it puts pressure on the brainstem, which is located within them. This can lead to various dysfunctions and the inaccurate sending of signals to and from the brain.
Here at Balanced Living, we use digital imaging to make an accurate measurement of where your subluxation is as well as the degree of severity. Then we apply a gentle, precise adjustment that naturally moves the bones back into place, restoring proper function to the brainstem. In many cases, this means a drop in frequency and severity of vertigo symptoms and even a permanent reprieve from symptoms altogether.
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